Cenk Tosun has revealed that he’ll return from injury “in the middle of July”. The 28-year-old is recovering from a knee injury and is working hard to feature in pre-season, potentially to save his Everton career.
He told Bein Sports Turkey (h/t Sport Witness): “It was a good holiday season with my friends, family. But now, it’s time to work hard. I’ve already started indoor workouts. My injury is getting better and better. I will start working in the middle of July.”
The Turkish international joined Everton from Besiktas in January 2018 and has gone on to make 43 appearances in all competitions, scoring and creating 12 goals. Things fell apart in his second season at Goodison Park, however, with Tosun struggling for form and playing time under Marco Silva.
He scored only four goals in 29 games across the board and lost his place in 2019. Tosun amassed 131 minutes of Premier League football after February and fell behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the pecking order. With the Blues being linked with a host of strikers, it’s expected that Tosun will be sold.
Everton paid £27m for Tosun in 2018 and could be selling him for £7m this summer. Fenerbahce, Besiktas and Crystal Palace are three clubs that have shown interest, but it’s unknown where he could end up. Not many sides appear willing to take him away from Merseyside.